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Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas at HOME!

Okay, so it is official! Caleb spent his first Christmas at home! It was amazing and emotional to say the least! We had a great time! Unfortunately, both sets of Caleb's grandparents were sick so they were not able to come as we cannot take the risk of possibly exposing him to something. We will do Christmas with them when they are better.

Caleb woke up bright and early Christmas Eve, which was kind've ironic; like he knew how momentous this Christmas was. Brian and I, being the cautiously optimistic people we are, did not say anything about Christmas being at home until it was actually Christmas day and we were at home. We know how quick the situation can change. It was so much fun to get Caleb into bed Christmas Eve and to know we could run downstairs and play Santa! We had a ball. The next morning Caleb woke up early again and we brought him downstairs and dove right into the presents! It was so much fun! Due to his sensory aversion issues, it did take him awhile to 'warm up' to each gift. But when he did he had a ball! So darn cute! We also were blessed, yet again, by all of our wonderful friends by gifts on our front porch throughout the day. Thank you all. Caleb rarely naps however, yesterday he needed one. I rocked Caleb to sleep in his rocking chair in his room yesterday for his nap (which is still a new thing for us as we didn't get to do this while he was in the hospital-so I love when he settles and lets me rock him). He had a great nap and then we were ready to watch the story on Channel 7 regarding Caleb. It was beautiful Stacy did a great job, Thanks Stacy! She is working on posting a link to their website and once they do I will link it on this webpage for those of you that are out of town and did not get to see it!

I put a montage together for you all! It is too cute! Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays! Check back for the news story link!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


Jen Straub said...

So wonderful!!! I am not sure which I like more, the tool bench or the Duke shirt!!! He is sure to learn a lot from the tool bench!! I am so glad you all were able to be home and enjoy a magical Christmas together. God Bless you all!! Haleigh had such fun watching the montage with me and she LOVED the tool bench too!! Can't wait for the day they will be able to play with it together!! I love you and miss you tons!!! God Bless!!

Aunt Jen, Uncle Andy, and Haleigh Rose

Amy, Mike and Ben Russo said...

I'm so happy for you guys! What an amazing Christmas :)

Eva Nichole said...

What a wonderful gift, to be home for Christmas. I love his new work bench and it looks like he loves it too, you are going to have to keep a stock of batteries for that toy around. Watching that video of him playing with it made me giggle and cry, tears of joy for you all.
Crystal and Eva

Anonymous said...

Hey guys miss you sooo much. Can't quit crying right now for some reason guess just realizing just how close I am to you all as I watched his videos. I love Caleb soo much he is the funniest most fun spirited little kid I have ever come in contact with and even through his daily battles he is still such a lil jokester. You and your family are also the most down to earth kindest people who just want the best for their lil boy. Praying whole heartedly that this is his last and final flight to pittsburgh and that his immune system gets it act straight. God is watching over you all and strengthening you.
LOTS and LOTS of love,
Nurse Ange